Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan breathes her last in Mumbai; Bollywood mourns
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan breathed her last around 2.30 AM after a cardiac arrest in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak hospital on Thursday night.
She was 71 and had been hospitalised with breathing problems since June 17.
In her long career she had choreographed over 2000 songs, working with actors like Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit and many more. She was fondly known as ‘Master Ji‘.
The whole of Bollywood is mourning at the demise of their very own Master Ji.
Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the industry & film lovers.Having choreographed more than 2000 songs she single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 3, 2020
Paying tribute to Saroj, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar termed her as a ‘genius Choreographer’.
He tweeted, “Saroj Khan was a genius Choreographer, who impressed & entertained all with her iconic work. Shocked to know about her demise. A big loss to the film industry. Condolences to her family, friends & fans. Om Shanti.”